varicose veins

Pregnancy: A Leading Cause of Varicose Veins in Women

By |2020-09-24T23:26:41+00:00June 27th, 2018|

Pregnancy is one of the leading causes of varicose veins in women.  The effects of pregnancy on the venous system increase the risk for developing varicosities in three ways: Both fetal weight and the growing uterus will compress the inferior vena cava, which transports blood from the legs back to the heart. Pregnant women have [...]

Why Varicose Veins are More Than a Cosmetic Problem

By |2019-12-31T15:37:03+00:00April 25th, 2018|

You might think that varicose veins appear to be cosmetic problem, but these unsightly and unattractive veins can cause potentially dangerous health problems. The Ugly Truth   Dismissing varicose veins as “just cosmetic” is bad for your health. Without consulting your doctor, there is really no way to know if you have some kind of [...]

Swollen Legs

By |2020-09-30T14:32:57+00:00February 7th, 2018|

WHAT CAUSES SWOLLEN LEGS? Edema (leg swelling) is caused by the buildup of extra fluid in the veins. It can be caused by a problem with the circulatory system, the lymphatic system or the kidneys. Edema typically is caused by more than one factor such as venous insufficiency, varicose veins, obesity, or [...]

5 Yoga Poses for Healthy Veins

By |2019-12-31T15:38:32+00:00January 10th, 2018|

Have you noticed swollen or spidery veins on your legs or feet? If so, you may be suffering from varicose veins. Varicose veins can cause long-term health complications due to irregular blood supply to the heart. But don’t stress! Yoga can help alleviate this condition. Sitting for long hours or frequently walking in high heels [...]

5 Things To Know About Pregnancy And Varicose Veins

By |2020-06-16T16:17:39+00:00December 27th, 2017|

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves in the veins. When the valves do not work correctly, blood collects in your legs and pressure builds up. The veins become weak, large, and twisted. Many women first develop varicose veins during pregnancy. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases. Pressure builds up in [...]

Are Varicose Veins Hereditary?

By |2019-12-31T15:38:32+00:00December 13th, 2017|

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins occur when your veins become enlarged, overfilled with blood, and begin to twist and curl up. The condition is very common, especially in women. Approximately 25 percent of all women have varicose veins. The thickened, dilated parts of the vein are called varicosities. Varicose veins can form anywhere on the [...]

What You Need to Know About Sclerotherapy

By |2019-12-31T15:38:32+00:00September 13th, 2017|

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to reduce the appearance of varicose and spiders veins. The treatment involves directly injecting a solution, called tetradechol, into the damaged vein. This procedure can also help reduce pain and other side effects caused by the damaged veins. An estimated 20% of adults will suffer from varicose veins [...]

Myth or Truth: Varicose Veins

By |2020-10-09T01:34:20+00:00August 24th, 2017|

Varicose veins are extremely common, affecting about one in four adults in the United States. They are usually found in the legs, but can appear anywhere on the body. There are a lot of myths surrounding this condition. To ensure you have the correct facts we listed the 5 most common myths surrounding varicose veins. Myth [...]

Keep Varicose Veins Away By Following These Lifestyle Changes & By Getting Modern Vein Treatments

By |2019-12-31T15:38:33+00:00April 19th, 2017|

Varicose veins are unsightly veins that become twisted and often accompany swelling and discoloration when they are severe.  Varicose veins can lead to blood clots and pain, especially when lifestyle habits remain the same. Lifestyle Changes To Prevent Varicose Veins Veins, like all life habits, are often something that change with aging and having an [...]

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